Well, well, well, this just in from the New York Daily News:
A Texas state senator is under fire for telling a man that his Spanish-language testimony was “insulting” during a committee hearing earlier this week.
The legislation, which was passed by the Senate Wednesday, allows police officers to verify the immigration status of detained suspects.
Harris told Aguirre that he “should be speaking in English.”
“Did I understand him correctly that he has been here since 1988?” Harris asked. “Why aren’t you speaking in English then?”
Aguirre responded through an interpreter that he felt more comfortable speaking in his native language because it was his first time giving a testimony.
“If he knows English, he needs to be speaking in English,” the senator fired back.